An elegant event

Azul, Dakota Gown @ Trunk Show

The Trunk Show is a wedding event featuring everything you need from a classic to themed, romance abounds at this special event. Even if you aren’t planning a wedding there are plenty of wonderful gowns, décor, poses and makeup to give your SL a little extra elegance. For example this gorgeous gown from Azul, made to fit a variety of mesh bodies ( standard mesh sizes also ), and available in a range of colours  so don’t feel that you have to limit this to a wedding.  As well as the gown the package includes optional veil and separate floral headpiece ( sits at the back and can be worn without the veil). The off-the shoulder bodice and delicately patterned fabric will make the Dakota gown a winner at any summer formal event.

Also available at the Trunk Show is this gorgeous updo from EMO-tions. It includes a selection of coloured floral pieces that sit above the loosely gathered knot of hair, giving this romantic carefree look a little extra flair. The Trunk Show is open until 18th September so grab a SLurl and enjoy the experience : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Flawless/24/47/28

For these photos I used the Catwa, Catya ( bento) mesh head again because I wanted to show off this absolutely stunning skin released by Avi Glam. Available at the current round of Limt8 in a range of colours , which match perfectly with the omega applier for mesh bodies from Amara Beauty.  This clean skin is so delicate looking in this tone, but it looks equally lovely in the range of 6 skin tones available -from 03 through to 10. I added subtle lip colour from Izzies and the beautiful Catwa Mix& Match First Date lashes from Oceane Body Design.

SLurl to Limit8 : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Limit8/128/82/22  ( ends 13th September)

 

Trunk Show; EMO-tions, Avi Glam = Lia , Catwa appl. @Limit8 ; Zuri Jewelry Group gift

Now for another special release , this gorgeous Teardrop Headpiece in Light Sapphire/Diamond/Gold  from Zuri Jewelry. You can pick this up from the Zuri mainstore .. BECAUSE it is yours free if you are in the group! Whether you are in the group or not you can get your hands on the matching Teardrop earrings , but really why would you not join ?? As well as this group gift , there are celebratory gifts for men and women in recognition of a group milestone- 5000 members! To join up or find out more head to the Zuri Jewelry mainstore : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/202/195/24

Other details: Eyes:    Avi Glam . Enchanted Eyes – Catwa Applier – Pack 1     Mainstore location:            http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dallas%20County/86/93/1522

Poses: are from Poet’s Heart ( may be available in the mainstore)

Location: StoryBrooke Gardens http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Baja%20Norte/107/149/2001

 

 

Strapped but not bound

Strapped but not bound

Sometimes items appear to be made to go together, but in fact they’re by different creators, at different events often separated by months. I felt that way when I saw the recent gacha from Salt & Pepper, from which I received several different pieces including this skirt ( a RARE)and corset . I was sure I had a top that featured a similar buckle detail but was cropped high enough to not get in the way of the corset. After a little hunting in my inventory I found it, this cute grey top from FDD – I think it was at the Shiny Shabby event earlier in the year, it comes with a built in bra but you have the option to hide that, which I did. I added another gacha find- a short two toned hairstyle from Drot called Seven, and the tartan Hax boots that were a recent FLF offer from Livalle.

This fun pose prop called Pipes is from Exposeur and I picked it up during the close down sale of their in-world store.  You can still find Exposeur on the Marketplace though : https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/16816

Drot, Skinnery, Avi Glam + mixed gacha

 

Succubus

Succubus- SN pose

Clothes in tears

Clothed in tears

a Succubus nears.

 

Clothed in tears

Succubus is the name of the pose used in the first photo, released by Something New- props n poses at Fable 2 –  Once Upon A Time Event brought to you by Evil Bunny Productions. August 5th-26th , this is a 10L GIFT!!!  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brewery/49/51/22 .

Clothes in tearsOther details: Additional poses : Feel her collection, Something New ( past event exclusive).

Catya Catwa bento mesh head, Maitreya mesh body, Catwa mesh eyes and tears, Avi Glam Enchanted eyes Pack 3 ( Catwa applier).  Lumae-Eirtae Isciira skin applier ( includes a lot of different body and head appliers!). *ARGRACE* CHIZURU hair ( which I tinted a bit darker as I had purchased as browns),Lumae :: Leevi Long Ears // Isciira ( incl with skin package),+ Bento Devil Tail (longest) + {aii},+ Devil Wings + {egosumaii}. The drape is a gacha item [NC] – White Veil (Maitreya) – which I think I got at the current round of FGC.

The Avi Glam Enchanted eyes are available in three different packs , each with 6 colors. On the Catwa applier you can select different sizes S,M,L and you can select different colors for each eye if you like. Pack 1 is predominantly blues and greys, pack 2 greens and browns while pack 3 includes more fantasy style colors ( pink, lavender, white, black, red and yellow).

SLurl to Avi-Glam: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dallas%20County/86/93/1522

When Sarah came to town

Sarah outfir by Azul

When Sarah came to town it was by mid day train,

it was usually late but on that day it was perfectly on time

When Sarah came to town it was if time stopped still and so did I,

she stood on the platform in a chic city type two tone outfit ,

of black and pale pink from the tip of her high heeled shoes to the top of her huge floppy hat.

When Sarah came to town she stepped off the train and looked around

then she took off her hat and looked at me with violet eyes sparkling with mischief.

When Sarah came to town it was as if everything else faded into the background

and all I could see ..was Sarah.

When Sarah came to town

Azul has released Sarah in a range of colors, this Sakura and black combination is limited to  buying on the Marketplace , for other colors head to the mainstore.

Other details: .LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0, Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1, Alix honey [ the Skinnery], [theSkinnery] Copacabana Lipstick Kit (LeLutka Applier), Hair is the current VIP group gift from TRUTH / Elie, and eyes are Avi Glam Lucent eyes Amethyst ( Lelutka applier). Shoes are Hortensia heels from Glamistry and the purse is an old gacha item {Back in 1930} Purse Pink, Belle Epoque. Poses used: Shy Chic, Picture This and location is  Chelsea by the Sea ( SLurl; http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Balamb%20Garden/91/195/24 ).

Azul on Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/11590
SLurl to Azul: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/joia%20azul/128/128/1103

SLurl to Avi Glam: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dallas%20County/86/93/1522

 

Puddlejumper

Puddlejumper

Rain rain go away, come again another day..

Singing in the rain

Spring seems so far away in New Zealand as the winter rains pelt down against my window for the 4th day in a row.. I look at the SL summer fashions and sigh. Some days it’s harder to be excited about bikinis and tiny shorts when all you see outside are banks of grey clouds. So I decided to have a little fun with several items from this month’s round of C88, with lots of bright and pastel plastics why surely I could enjoy splashing about in the rain!

Dreaming of Spring

Another close up to show off these Vivid eyes from Avi Glam, I actually purchased this pair before reading that Avi Glam was accepting blogger applications. These are a new to me color called Darkwood which are a rich and complex brown with a hint of hazel to them.. and when they catch the light like this- just gorgeous! Remember that you can purchase the AG Vivid eyes as singles or a whopping big fatpack..you may start off buying one or two colors but trust me if you can get the fatpack you will not regret it!

Other details: my basic avi look is the Lelutka Simone bento head, Maitreya body, Alix, honey applier from the Skinnery. Hair is a newly released style from EMO-tions which you can find at August’s round of The Liaison Collaborative, the wide fabric headband is color changeable on the hud .  C88 clothing items; Tee*fy Layla Vinyl Skirt Long – White and Foxes – Becca – Lara – Vinyl Top – Blue . Other older items which you should be able to find at individual mainstores are: Addams – Mesh Rain Boots, alaskametro<3 “Lipslick” lip makeup – Lelutka HUD and Rainbow striped socks applier ( incl SLink, Belleza, Maitreya, omega), ripped pastel from Avi Candy. The BOOM  Rain no rain umbrella ( puppy) is a past gacha item and may not be easily available, but as it rains immediately around you when opened I couldn’t resist pulling it out for these photos.

Poses used are 24 carat from Double take and the location of the photoshoot was Rustic retreat : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/DYNASTY%20CITY/81/180/26

SLurl to Avi Candy: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Down%20Under/70/136/21

SLurl to Avi Glam: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dallas%20County/86/93/1522

SLurl to TLC ( EMO-tions hair release) : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Remarkable/232/184/23

Teardrops and my eyes

Teardrops headpiece, Zuri Jewelry + Vivi eyes- Amber, Avi Glam

I am very excited about having been accepted into the group of Avi Glam bloggers, as anyone who has been visiting my blog recently will attest I appear to have fallen head over heels for these eyes.  Not only are they beautifully rendered but they come in so many easy to use options. In these photos I am showing the recently released Vivid eyes, which are available to purchase in a fatpack or individual colors of which there are twenty. They range from  Frost, an almost white color through to a black version, Coal. I selected the Amber color and added some makeup from Alaskametro to emphasize the gorgeous color . Makeup used includes : London lipstick and On fleek palette  both by Alaskametro and both as Lelutka makeup options.

Something I especially appreciate with Avi Glam eyes is the different applier options included in a pack. You receive a pair of mesh eyes with a hud for these, plus if you use another type of mesh eyes eg those that come with some popular mesh heads- Catwa and Lelutka each of specific huds made for them but there is also an omega applier option included! I used the Lelutka applier option and as well as having the option to select eye size ( S, M, L), you can select to color eyes individually allowing you to create a look of heterochromia if you desire ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterochromia_iridum).

Teardrops and my eyes

The beautiful headpiece worn is one of the newly released Teardrop headpieces available at the Zuri Jewelry mainstore, this option is the Black diamond and Grape Amethyst version. Although I am not showing the earrings you will find that there are co-ordinating earrings also available.  This hairstyle from EMO-tions is called Pippa and is available at the current round of Enchantment. It comes with an optional headpiece of it’s own which I will show in another post soon. The gown worn is called Thalia and is a previous release from Zaara. Poses used are from the Citrine series from an lar [poses].

SLurl to Avi Glam: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dallas%20County/86/93/1522

SLurl to Zuri Jewelry: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25

SLurl to Enchantment: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nymphai/182/88/2728

Sound of silence; finding serenity

Sound of silence- photo by Brysen Miller

Wrenched from family and familiar

twisted, turning, crashing earthbound.

Unnoticed yet underfoot-

color sleeping away with life’s blood,

layer after layer of flesh eroded.

A delicate filigree , uncovered

exposing what once pulsed with vitality

a framework shaken, breaking apart

unable to withstand

Mother Nature;

a return to womb

life force’d

underground.

Additional inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4

Pose: Finding serenity, by Something New- props n poses ( Coming soon)

I would like to acknowledge and thank Brysen Miller, a dear friend who added his creative talents to this post with his photo, thank you.


The above writing was something that is very personal writing for me, but something that has been more on my mind of late. This was written on one of many nights when my mind wouldn’t settle, I was emotional, vulnerable and unsettled. My mother had passed away ( one month after we were told she had gastric cancer), I have always been close to my mother , but it was a difficult relationship at times . Due to the instability of her mental health there were many times in my life when I was her caretaker, her parent in some respects, her guardian in others. When she died there was an aspect of losing a part of me, not only in the loss of my beloved parent but in a way the framework that surrounded my life was shaken – no longer was her care the pivotal factor in my life.

On sharing this writing with a close friend she was concerned about my wellbeing, if that is a concern when you read this please be reassured that although there is a grieving in this writing it is also an embrace. My mother and I shared a love and connection with the natural world and the written word, so though she is physically no longer here I still feel enveloped by who she was as a person and a mother.

Xia, of Azul

Xia, Azul

Xia is the name of this sexy top and skirt combination from Azul, which you can currently find at the On9 event. Available in a range of 8 colors, be sure to head there to try a demo and pick up your favorite before the event closes at the end of the month. This fun hairstyle “No Champaign” is from No_Match, also at the On9 event, with the blonde packs being at a slightly lower price during the event.

I must confess when I was styling this outfit I was slightly inspired by Xena ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xena:_Warrior_Princess ) , though a rather glam, night club kind of warrior princess. The Isadora headband from Zuri Jewelry is in the display stands at mainstore, remember to wear your group tag when purchasing this and you will get a refund. The armbands are a gacha from Promagic and the shoes are Cleo from NCore.

Azul + No Match+ Zuri Jewelry

The stunning ocean hued Lucent eyes from Avi Glam are enhanced by makeup from Oceane Body Design : Eyeliners Fat Pack 1 – OMEGA  and Lovely Lipsticks FP 2 – Lelutka [HUD]. Oceane is the creator behind this dewy soft skin as well,  Gina skin Perle Omega [HUD], shown here on Lelutka Simone head.  In the last post I mentioned that this is currently available at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair – I will include the SLurl again below so you can try the demo.  Photolight used is Strawberry Singh’s Close up and poses I believe are from my collection of poses from oOo Studio.

SLurl to On9: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tropical%20Orchid/246/193/999

Slurl to Jewels Isle where you will find Zuri Jewelry and Oceane’s Body Design :http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25

SLurl to Mesh Body Addicts Fair : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dragontail/126/130/25

Three maids from FGC

In this post I am bringing together three different looks with items from the current round of Fantasy Gacha carnival and a few different events around the grid. Check after each pair of photos for the details.

gO @ FGC+ EMO-tions

First up the sexy Idril dress in red which is a common in the gO machine (FGC), I’ve added the Anne single white Lily from a Lode gacha at Chapter 4 ( not current) the shoes from Breathe are also gacha wins.

Gina, Oceane Lelutka applier, EMO-tions + Lode

In all of these pictures I am wearing Gina a recent release from Oceane’s Body Design at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. In this picture it’s Perle omega applier on Lelutka Simone. In the first picture I also added lipstick from Oceane’s Moon collection ( an earlier release). Other details include: Alanis hair, EMO-tions @ Hairology, Avi Glam appliers Elysian Onyx, poses used are Unforgettable from NanTra.

Isra, Poets Heart @ FGC+ EMO-tions + Oceane

This outfit is the Isra collection from Poet’s Heart , the bikini is one play, as is the pants/ sleeves combination ( available in 8 colors ), the Rares I am showing are the headpiece and veil.

Oceane+ EMO-tions + Avi Glam 2

Gina miele Catwa applier on the Catya ( Bento ) head with Maureen hair from EMO-tions ( previous release). Also from Oceane’s are these gorgeous mesh lashes made especially for wearing with Catwa mesh heads – these are the Mix and Match Ms La Fleur which really highlight the Serene Hazel eyes from Avi Glam ( mainstore) . Poses are from NanTra again, the Bardot collection.

 

SMD @ FGC+ EMO-tions

The final outfit to show from the current round of Fantasy Gacha Carnival is Psalm of Soraya Gown Set, this is one of the common color options, look at that gorgeous  lacing on the back.

Gina Catwa applier, Oceane + EMO-tions @ On9

Still wearing the Catya mesh head this time the freckled version of Gina in perle. The EMO-tions hairstyle Belara, complete with detailed chain headpiece is available at the current round of On9. Another pair of beautiful eyes from Avi Glam are the Lucent eyes in nut, this time applied with the Catwa appliers. Poses used for the last photos are Eternal Beauty from NanTra.

SLurl to Fantasy Gacha Carnival : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halong%20Bay/127/127/24

Hairology: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Waterton%20Way/73/154/2796

On9 : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tropical%20Orchid/246/193/999

Mesh Body Addicts Fair : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dragontail/126/130/25

Mermaid murmurs

Mermaid poses, SN

We once saw the world together
And in many interesting views and varieties
We were once strong
Seeing all of this around us
As lords, fairies, mermaids, and goddesses
However
In the ways of life
Life goes on
Time marches on

( stanza 1 from : Lords , Fairies, Mermaids,and Goddesses – poem by Justin Gildow ; source https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/lords-fairies-mermaids-and-goddesses/ )

EMO-tions hair, Oceane's Rosieskin

I wanted to include an unedited photo with natural lighting to show off the lovely Rosie skin from Oceane’s Body Design. This recent release, shown here in Avorio tone , is available as a Lelutka applier, Catwa applier or Omega applier. Be sure to demo today and enjoy the sultry features and satin-like skintones. SLurl to Jewels Isle sim where you will find Oceane’s Body Design http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25

The shell and beaded hairstyle is another glam design from EMO-tions, the top and hip decor is from !dM at the current round of Epiphany, whilst the mermaid tail is a gacha from Decoy ( I can’t remember which event or when sorry ). SLurl to EMO-tions mainstore:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hells%20End/134/145/25

However I can tell you that the fantastic mermaid poses used in the first and final photo are from the Mermaid set from Something New – props n poses. This 4 pose set is available at the Indie Tepee event . SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Thor/39/208/36

Mermaid murmurs